Mercy Health (Multiple Locations) Licensed Practical Nurse in Joplin, Missouri
We're a Little Different Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service. We don't believe in jobs at Company , we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals; careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart. At Company , you'll feel our supportive community every step of your day, especially the tough ones. We're a team and love working that way. That team is expanding, and we currently have exceptional opportunities to help our communities grow. Overview The LPN GN administers nursing care under the supervision of a provider and participates in the implementation and evaluation of patient care while ensuring the health, comfort, and safety of patients. Assists in examination and treatment of patients under the direction of a physician. Interviews patients, measures vital signs i.e., pulse rate, temperature, blood pressure, weight, height, and other assessments as required by site, and records information on patients' charts. May be required to draw and collect blood samples from patients and prepare specimens for laboratory analysis. Prepares treatment rooms for examination of patients. Performs duties as established by licensure and the state of practice's State Board of Nursing. Reports to the Practice Manager or Supervisor. Performs duties and responsibilities in a manner consistent with our mission, values, and Company Service Standards. Expert Assistance to the Provider: Uses the appropriate policy, protocols, standards of practice within the scope of practice. Escorts the patient from the reception area to the exam room, communicating with patient to determine reason for visit and chief complaint/symptoms and documents same. Obtains appropriate vital signs B/P, temp,pulse, respiration, Wt. and Ht. Obtains length, weight, and head circumference on all pediatric patients and records on growth chart. Verifies immunization status on all pediatric patients. Verifies tetanus status on all patients presenting with injury or break in skin integrity. Verifies and/or updates patients problem and medication list and asks patient if he/she needs any refills. Verifies allergies at every visit and updates the chart as needed. May pull samples at provider direction for them to dispense and logs samples in chart and sample log. Recognizes limitations and seeks additional assistance if necessary. Interprets changes in patient conditions and monitoring data, including, vital signs, lab, diagnostic tests and monitor readings and reporting as needed. Support: Performs appropriate screening tests before provider sees the patient, i.e. visual acuity on patient with eye injury; O2 Sat on patients with respiratory or cardiac complaints, UA on patient with urinary complaints, etc., and verifies that all test results are on the chart before provider sees the patient, i.e., lab, x-ray, consults, etc. Prepares the patient for exam. i.e., pap smear, breast exam, wound monitoring, etc. along with items needed to complete the exam. Administers injections as ordered, performs breathing treatments, EKGs, PFTs, and ear wash as ordered. Performs dressing changes, suture removal and simple wound care as ordered by the provider Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us, along with exceptional quality care. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. We're also collaborative and are not afraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care - that's just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a fit for you as well, we encourage you to apply..EEO/AA/Minorities/Females/Disabled/VeteransEmployer's Job# 784328Please visit job URL for more information about this opening and to view EOE statement..